How to Take Your Dinner Parties from Dull to Divine

When people ask how to really add some flair to their dinner party decor, they are often surprised at my answer – white dishes. Often cast aside in favor of trendier and more colorful dinnerware, these classics can bring a sense of simplicity and elegance to any dinner table.  I’ll admit that this trick may not be quite enough to save a floundering party, but at least your table will look fabulous. And with choices like this available in any price range, how can you go wrong?

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1. Luminous Porcelain Dinnerware at Pier 1 Imports

2. Fiestaware in White from The Homer Laughlin China Co.*

3. Baroque Dinnerware from Sur La Table

4. Kate Spade Castle Peak Dinnerware at Macy’s

5. Roulette Dinnerware from Crate & Barrel

6. Mend Dinnerware from CB2

7. Threshold White Beaded Dinnerware from Target

8. The Cellar Whiteware Ruffle Collection at Macy’s

At The Ice Cream Shoppe

Nothing says summer quite like a delicious scoop of ice cream atop a crunch ice cream cone. So good I can almost taste it.  These sweet finds will help you bring the summer joy of an ice cream cone into your life without all the sticky fingers and calories!

Ice Cream copy1. Pistachio Ice Cream Dress by There’s Only One Amy Laws via Etsy  2. Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones

3. Illume Boulangerie Jar from Anthropologie  4.Triple Scoop Necklace from Sweet Craft Jewelry

5. Ice Cream Towels from Williams-Sonoma  6.Ice Cream Dishes from Crate & Barrel

7. Its a Sher-Bet Dress from ModCloth

Spring Treats to Spoil Mom (or your favorite hostess)!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and spring has finally sprung! You know what that means – lots of visits with family and friends. While I usually stick to a bottle of wine or bouquet of flowers when it comes to hostess gifts, sometimes I know the hostess is going to go above and beyond with her hospitality and I want to give her a little something special. These are a few of my favorite finds that would make lovely gifts for Mother’s Day or your favorite hostess.
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L’Occitane Hand Cream Trio    Carved Bouquet Vase    Hummingbird Feeder
Savannah Bee Honey & Honey Pot    Agate Trivets
Chalkboard Herb Planter   Chicken Soup Spice Set